Contribution to society

  • Financial contribution of
    340 thousand euros
  • Employee contribution
    of 1608 hours

Society

Year after year Swedbank has been delivering on its commitment to conduct socially responsible business. Through various social initiatives Swedbank implements the company's vision of encouraging the development of people, businesses and the society, therefore we focus on what matters most for sustainable further growth of Latvia, its society and economy. We are convinced that Latvia's path towards growth lies specifically in education. It is this area where we develop our initiatives and work in long-term partnerships.

We have defined the criteria against which we assess each proposal or idea in the bank's support area. In considering proposals for cooperation, Swedbank looks at:

  • whether the project is in line with Swedbank's fundamental values and the current and future needs of our clients and the society;
  • the extent to which the project appeals to and engages a wider society, it has a systemic impact and adds to public benefit;
  • partners' professionalism and experience and project's sustainability;
  • opportunities for Swedbank employees and customers to join in the project.

Swedbank will not support:

  • projects which contradict the values of the bank;
  • political and religious organizations;
  • projects that are hazardous to the environment and the safety of people, high-risk activities;
  • applications by individuals.

For cooperation opportunities, please contact us by e-mail to iniciativas@swedbank.lv

Swedbank for Education 2017

Swedbank’s School Program “Ready for Life”

The Swedbank School Programme received the National Human Development Award 2017 for an outstanding contribution to education.

Mission Possible

Swedbank has co-founded and supports a movement which in its 10 years has helped 163 committed university graduates to become good teachers and leaders.

Student enterprises

This practical education programme, which fosters an enterprising mindset in pupils and facilitates development of business skills, is already available in 180 schools and to 100 000 pupils all over Latvia.

A 21st century school

The social campaign fosters parents’ understanding of how modern education can prepare children for a full-fledged personal and professional life already today.

Cooperation with universities

By supporting university incubators and educational projects and delivering guest lectures, Swedbank supplements the tertiary education curriculum.

Excellence award

Swedbank supports highly professional teachers and, through their example, also inspires other teaching professionals for increasingly better work.

Conversation festival LAMPA

Swedbank is a co-founder, supporter and educational contents patron in the festival. The third conversation festival LAMPA attracted over 10 000 people.

Swedbank - general sponsor of the Song and Dance Festival

Swedbank facilitates modern online availability of Latvian craftsmanship which allows buyers to learn about otherwise unreachable craftsmen based in different regions of Latvia and boosts sales of Latvian artisans’ masterpieces.